WHCMH EARNS JCAHO REACCREDITATION

ROGERSVILLE – Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial Hospital has been reaccredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations for a three-year term.

Accreditation was granted following an intensive site visit to the hospital in March.

“Accreditation shows we are making quality our top priority,” Wellmont Hawkins County Memorial President Greg Neal said. “The accreditation process has strengthened our ongoing efforts to improve care for our patients.

“I commend all of our outstanding employees for their commitment to the highest standards of patient care. This accreditation is a testament to their efforts.”

JCAHO accreditation is a voluntary process. By asking for accreditation, an organization agrees to be measured against national standards set by healthcare professionals. An accredited organization substantially complies with Joint Commission standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides.

Founded in 1951, JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs, including ambulatory care centers, behavioral health care organizations, health plans, home care organizations, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care facilities and long-term care pharmacies.

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